Film the meerkats

Due to changing measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us via the form below to inquire the situation regarding filming opportunities.

LazuliWe can provide film crews with access to multiple groups of habituated meerkats which can be filmed at a range of a few feet. Accommodation, food, transport and logistics/scientific support can also be arranged.

We have contributed to a number of programmes in the past and many of the best known meerkat documentaries have been filmed at this site.
Recent programmes that have filmed at our site on our habituated groups include:

  • Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, Oxford Scientific Films, 2021
  • Démocraties Animales, Cocottesminute Productions and ARTE, 2021
  • Kommunikationssystem der Erdmännchen, SRF, Schweiz aktuell, 2021
  • Einstein, SRF, 2021
  • Drongos and meerkats, Plimsoll, 2021
  • Life: First Steps, Offspring Films, 2021
  • Terra X Südafrika, ZDF, 2020
  • Wenn die Natur aufhorchen lässt/À l’écoute de la Nature, ARTE, 2020
  • Marta’s Welt, SRF Reporter, 2015
  • Life Story, BBC David Attenborough, 2014
  • Talk to the Animals, 2014
  • Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals, 2014
  • Africa, BBC Studios Natural History Unit, 2013
  • Meerkats – Secrets of an Animal Superstar: Sir David Attenborough for BBC, 2013
  • Vom Kuscheln, Träumen und Schmusen – Erdmännchen: Bayrisches Fernsehen, 2012
  • Planet Earth Live & A meerkat’s tale: BBC, 2012
  • SRF, Einstein, Erdmännchen-Forschung an der Uni Zürich, 2011
  • Meerkats 3D/Clan of the Meerkats (in 2D): Oxford Scientific Films, 2011
  • Teaching and Learning in Meerkat Societies, Japanese TV Station NHK
  • Rufe aus der Kalahari – die Sprache der Erdmännchen, Bayrisches Fernsehen, 2008
  • Meerkat Manor: The story begins: Discovery, 2008
  • Meerkat Manor: Oxford Scientific Films, 2005/2006/2007/2008.
  • Ella, a meerkat’s tale: Oxford Scientific Films, 2005
  • Meerkats: Nigel Marven, 2003.
  • Die verblüffende Kooperation der Erdmännchen, SRF, MTW, 2003
  • Life of Mammals: Sir David Attenborough for BBC, 2002.
  • Triumph of Life, Green Umbrella Production, 2001
  • Meerkat Madness: Big Wave Productions for National Geographic, 2000.
  • Erdmännchen, SRF, MTW, 1998

For more information on the project site, climate etc., please refer to the Kalahari Research Centre site.

To inquire about possible filming opportunities or to make arrangements please contact us via email thcb(at), we will get in contact with you soon.


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